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MUMPER, CPST COLLABORATE WITH OSU ON BLACK RASPBERRY RESEARCH FOR ORAL CANCER

October 28, 2005

Russ Mumper, Ph.D, associate professor at the UK College of Pharmacy and associate director of the CPST, will oversee the production of a freeze-dried black raspberry gel developed for topical cancer chemoprevention. UK has collaborated with Ohio State University (OSU) cancer researchers in developing the anti-cancer properties of black raspberries to fight head and neck cancer. Researchers at the universities have found that freeze-dried berries can inhibit the growth of several forms of cancer in rats and hamsters, so they've now begun testing the berries in humans.

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Patel Receives Dissertation Year Fellowship

October 28, 2005

Jigna Patel, a graduate student in the pharmaceutical sciences program at the UK College of Pharmacy, was the recipient of a UK Dissertation Year Fellowship. In order to enhance the research dimension of graduate education, the UK President's Office provides funding to support 11 Dissertation Year Fellowships across campus that include a $16,000 stipend, a tuition scholarship and student health insurance. Patel, a native of Fulton, Ky., received a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1998 at UK and a master’s degree in chemistry in 1999 at UK.

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Louis Diamond Presented the Swintosky Lecture

October 28, 2005

Louis Diamond, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, was the 2005 Swintosky Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Diamond presented “Flip-Flopping Along the Road to Rational Therapeutics,” on April 14 in the UK Hospital Auditorium. Dr. Diamond received his B.S. in pharmacy and M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Upon graduation in 1967, Dr.

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Peter Crooks Named Digenis Professor

October 28, 2005

Peter Crooks, Ph.D., internationally renowned researcher in drug discovery and longtime faculty emmber at the College of Pharmacy, has been named the George A. Digenis Professor in Drug Design and Discovery in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Professorship is named in honor of Dr. George A. Digenis, a pioneer in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics in new drug formulation and professor emeritus at the College.

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Ryan Presents at ACCP and Fall Conference

October 27, 2005

Melody Ryan presented the following at the ACCP Annual Meeting: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2005 Annual Meeting. "Significant Papers in Pharmacotherapy: Neurology/Psychiatry." October 2005. American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2005 Annual Meeting. "Recognition of Non-Parkinson's Movement Disorders." October 2005. She also presented "Treatment of Common Movement Disorders" at the Advances in Pharmacy Practice Annual Fall Conference last weekend.

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Foster to Chair Multiple USP Committees

October 26, 2005

Tom Foster has been elected by the USP Convention to serve as Chairman of the Biopharmaceutics Expert Committee of the United States Pharmacopeia for the 2005-2010 Cycle. Foster was also selected to serve on the Nomenclature and Labeling Expert Committee of USP, and we be chairing the Nominations Committee for the 2005-2010 cycle.

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Smith Publishes Several Articles

October 26, 2005

Kelly Smith, Pharm.D., associate professor, has recently had articles published in the American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, and the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Their citations follow: Miller A, Ball A, Smith KM, McAllister J. ASHP clinical skills competition: a problem-solving framework. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62:2236-8. Smith KM, Romanelli F. Use of an electronic survey to assess the training and practice experiences of pharmacy residency graduates. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62:2283-8.

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O'Neal, Lewis Honored During Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet

October 26, 2005

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy alumnus Welton O'Neal Jr., Pharm.D., a member of the Class of 1982, and fourth-year pharmacy student Ashley Lewis, a 2006 Pharm.D. candidate, were honored during the 15th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Alumni Awards Banquet being held Oct. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. "Upholding the Torch of Excellence" was the theme of this year's banquet where each UK college selected an alumni, faculty or staff person as well as a student to received the Torch of Excellence Award and Torch Bearer Award.

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Romanelli Elected Chair

October 26, 2005

Frank Romanelli has been elected Chair of the APhA- APRS Clinical Sciences Section. Way to go Frank!

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Pharmacy Researchers Team with ChemPharma to Develop Treatments for People Exposed to Dirty Bomb

October 17, 2005

Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy's Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (CPST), in partnership with ChemPharma International, a Richmond-based pharmaceutical company, have received $1.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop treatments to be used in radiation emergencies such as after exposure to dirty bombs.

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